Group Engineering Manager
Khan Academy, Mountain View, CA
Our mission is to provide a free, world‑class education for anyone, anywhere
Do you want to lead a team of experienced mission-driven software engineers who are transforming education? Khan Academy is on a mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.
As a Group Engineering Manager at Khan Academy, you’ll partner with colleagues in design and product management to lead the development of world-class learning experiences for learners and teachers everywhere. You’ll build, enable, empower, and develop a team of deeply-motivated, diverse, outstanding engineers. You’ll communicate effectively, taking care to make sure everybody understands where we’re going next and why. You are a respected technical leader and a collaborative problem-solver. You nurture creativity, enable and support good ideas, and help align vision across the organization. You should be particularly passionate about growing the impact of Khan Academy via developing experiences that help us acquire, activate and retain learners and teachers.
Our engineering team will grow in 2018. If you're looking for a faster timeline, please consider our immediate openings.
- A desire to change the world
- A strong technical leadership background and track record of creating and managing high-performing teams
- A track record of leading teams in delivering products using effective product development processes that you can teach
- The ability to motivate and drive a talented, creative, and technical team
- Strong communication skills, both spoken and written — a history of blogging or essay-writing is helpful
- To command technical respect — you can dive into technical discussions and deeply understand and influence the decision-making process
- To excel at giving and receiving feedback
- Passion for helping others succeed
- At least five years of experience managing teams of software engineers and managers
- Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field; or equivalent experience.
- Excellent command of written and spoken English
- Authorization to work in the US
WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS
We may be a non-profit, but we reward our talented team well
- Highly competitive salaries and annual performance incentives
- Ample paid time off as needed – we are about getting things done, not face time
- Delicious catered lunch daily plus tons of snacks and beverages
- The opportunity to work on high-impact software and programs that are already defining the future of education
- Great location: walking distance to Caltrain and downtown Mountain View
- Awesome team events and weekly board game nights
- The ability to improve real lives
- A fun, high-caliber team that trusts you and gives you the freedom to be brilliant – we treat new hires like co-founders
- And we offer all those other typical benefits as well: 401(k) + 4% matching & comprehensive insurance including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
HOW TO APPLY
- Attach your resume below
- In the space provided below, please briefly describe why you are interested in Khan Academy and our mission.
- In the space provided below, address the following prompt: At Khan Academy, we believe that reaching all learners requires an engineering team that is diverse in every respect, and we are looking for individuals who will help us fulfill our mission by adding to the diversity of our team's experiences, perspectives, and mindsets. With that in mind, tell us briefly how your experiences and perspectives— whether personal, professional, academic or otherwise— could contribute to the diversity of our team.
- Sal’s TED talk from 2011
- Sal’s TED talk from 2015
- KA Engineering blog
- You Can Learn Anything: https://www.khanacademy.org/youcanlearnanything
- Our team: http://www.khanacademy.org/about/the-team
We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status.
About Khan Academy
A personalized learning resource for all ages Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We've also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.
Want to learn more about Khan Academy? Visit Khan Academy's website.
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